Government mismanagement led to the deaths of 16 women in a tragic fire at Tehran’s Sina Clinic.
Tuesday night, June 30, 2020, an explosion burnt Tehran’s Sina Clinic located north of Shariati Avenue in downtown Tehran. Nineteen, including 16 women, died and 14 were wounded. (The state-run Hamshahrionline.ir, July 1, 2020)
Deputy Minister of Health, Iraj Harirchi asserted that the explosion was so horrendous that it damaged the buildings surrounding the clinic.
Women trapped in fire attempted to get out by breaking the windows with empty hands. Instead of dispatching emergency forces to save the victims caught up in fire, the regime sent security forces and intelligence agents to prevent and quell the protests by those afflicted by the explosion.
The names of some of the women, members of the medical staff in the clinic, have been announced as the following:
Dr. Susan Soltani Mohammadi, anesthesiologist and member of the science faculty of the Medical Sciences University; Dr. Farideh Tourani, general surgeon; Raha Nikravesh, operation room expert, who died with her husband, Ehsan Ganjkhanloo; Leyla Avazkhani, anesthesiologist; Maryam Khorsandi, operation room expert; Shabnam Diani, operation room expert; Mohaddeseh Razi, operation room expert.
Others included Ayda Zamani, Lida Kham Daii, Mojgan Dehghan, Yasaman (no surname), and Ms. Rahmani.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect, extended her deepest sympathies to the families and survivors of the victims, particularly the patients, who lost their lives in the catastrophic fire in Tehran’s Sina Clinic. She condoled all the people of Tehran over this harrowing loss of lives and wished quick recovery for all those injured and hurt in this tragic incident.
In part of her message, she said: “Under the rule of these turbaned vultures, Iran is always mourning because the nation is hit by some form of disaster every day from the tens of thousands who lost their lives due to the coronavirus, to the young people who lost their lives fighting fires in burning forests, and to the incessant hanging, executions and torture.
“This and other similar tragic incidents are preventable. The damages and destruction caused by floods and earthquakes as well as the ongoing forest and environmental fires indicate an enormously chaotic situation within the decadent clerical regime in its entirety. The mullahs and their IRGC mercenaries have plundered the nation’s wealth to the extent that they have left no room for reliable technical and professional services and reinforcing the infrastructures.”
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condoles the families of the victims and the people of Tehran for this harrowing incident. The pain and suffering of the people of Iran will only end when the clerical regime’s religious fascism is overthrown and replaced with a democratic government which respect’s the people’s sovereignty.